Promised Land, Sugaree, Me & My Uncle, Deal, Black Throated Wind, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Mexicali Blues, Bertha Playin' In The Band, He's Gone, Jack Straw, Bird Song, Greatest Story Ever Told Dark Star-> El Paso, Sing Me Back Home, Sugar Magnolia, Casey Jones, One More Saturday Night
Bertha Remaster of the Braverman/Dank 16 track source.
SBD>>MR>>DAT>>SS>>CDA>>EAC>>SHN>>DAW(Bertha)>>CDA/SHN - Sound A
(Between songs from the two-track master reels)
April 13, 2022 Subject:
To me the mix sounds great. Apparently they play well when it’s hot. As others have mentioned, it’s probably the all time Birdsong. Jerry was painting fractals across the summer sky. You can’t overlook Phil or Keith either. The valve was fully open and the band went deep this day two weeks prior to my birth.
Bobby cracks me up when he tires of the lost children PSA and shouts about the parents, “if they don’t know, they don’t wanna know”.
August 27, 2016 Subject:
Another Cloverleaf town...
One of my favorite versions of BTW.
August 2, 2013 Subject:
Reverb on Vocals
I would echo, no pun intended, previous reviews about the vocals on this version. Although I like the sound of the insturments, especially Phil on bass, the reverb quality of all the vocals does not sound natural at all. Check out the 16 track versions if you don't like the "dead air"/banter after the songs.
Reviewer:Evan S. Hunt
August 28, 2011 Subject:
A "FURTHUR" Extension of 8-25-72 BCT Part two
Excellent PITB and Dark Star. Simply/Just/Coltrane goes on and on past the galaxy of exquisite.
By far, this Bertha Remaster is the best of the bunch of the other offerings on archives.org.
April 10, 2011 Subject:
I really like this version's "Playin' In the Band".
November 25, 2010 Subject:
I don't get why the reverb was added in this remix. It makes the band sounds like they were performing inside an empty warehouse.
This is otherwise pretty good - better levels, especially bass, than any other version currently on the archive.
But the reverb - I just can't take it.
March 16, 2010 Subject:
favorite mix of a phenomenal show
To be honest, the allure of this show eluded me for a long time. It just seemed like the same band that went on Europe 72... minus pig. why not just turn to 5-26 or 5-4? This mix, however, managed to bring out what was special about this show. The band is spot on, bouncy and tight the whole way through. Even good vocal harmonies on Bird Song! Keith and Phil seem particularly into it, and jerry hardly flubs a note the whole way through. Thanks Bertha. You showed me a band charging through their mate's absence with all the poise and grace of that European tour, and a few new tunes to boot.
April 27, 2009 Subject:
Agree with Herschel
Hey hey. I love the Bertha remasters from Jay, however, I found the vocals on this to have kind of little echo on them. I'm listening on headphones and that could contribute to the sound. There are three great mixes of this show on here. Any of them will do you well.
And please, dudes, let's not give 1 star ratings to these shows when we get error messages or can't figure out how to download them. The Bertha remaster has an average rating of 3 because someone gave it a 1 star rating with a comment about "how can I..." Please just rate the playing and sound quality. Thanks much
Great sound and fantastic DS, Birdsong and Sing Me Back Home.
Thanks a bunch...
March 25, 2009 Subject:
What a show!
This has been one of my favorite shows that I have collected from the Dead over the 25 years I have been collecting shows. The Dark Star>El Paso is cosmic and the Bird Song is something that is out of this world. That being said, this show has some of there best short songs. Like Jack Straw, Promised Land (which I think is their best version), & Greatest Story Ever Told. I have heard many different versions of this show and this is hands down THE BEST!!! I have 5 different sources of this show and I like this one the best, but don't listen to me, listen for yourself. ENJOY!!
August 27, 2008 Subject:
you got it 72 was a great year for the dead. i love this site.
March 2, 2005 Subject:
I'm getting a "Forbidden" message when I try to download this. Any suggestions? Thanks.
January 2, 2005 Subject:
not a fan of the remix
While this show is indeed rightfully legendary I don't believe that this is the version to download. I had the show listed as SBD>16 track master reel copy for some time and figured I would give this a try to see what the remastering was all about. The most noticable difference is in the vocals. While they are brought more strongly to the front, the remix gives them a synthetic feel. This is particularly true with Bobby's vocals. His seem to have a little fuzz to them as well. If the mix is not quite as clean on the reels, I still prefer them for their authentic sound and feel. My favorite of the 3 versions of this show that are available at this time is the one listed as SBD> 16 track master reels. This is absolutely a 5+ show for the playing but I give 3 stars for the remix.
December 18, 2004 Subject:
There are many circulating versions - this one is the most processed
This show is available from three different sources (Betty Reels, Sunshine Daydream reels, and 16 track masters). Each of these three sources has different post-processed versions, some of which were done to remove crackle/pops existing on the originals, some to change the pitch because the original reels were spinning a bit too fast or slow, and, with this version, a heaping dollup of equalization, compression/limiting, and reverb applied to most of the original 16 tracks before mixing it down.
This remastering gives the show a very studio-processed sound. In my opinion, it detracts from the 'live-show feel' as the vast majority of Dead boards (and most other bands) have a rather dry sound to them because they lack this post-processing, but this dry sound is more true, in my opinion, to the original event. Those of you who prefer audience recordings will no doubt disagree with me on this!
I would recommend downloading this version, the other 16 track version (my pesonal favorite), the one I remastered from the Sunshine Daydream reels (my second personal favorite :) and the Betty reels (which sound muddy to me) and decide for yourself. Or burn all four and choose depending on your mood.
November 28, 2004 Subject:
This is the best sounding Aug 27th 1972
Awesome remaster of a classic show! Blasted out of my speakers thanks to a powerful sounding Phil Lesh but everyone comes across brilliantly. Unbelievable energy!